Brighton & Hove Albion put £100 million price tag on Moises Caicedo amidst Manchester United interest
Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion have put a £100 million price tag on Moises Caicedo amidst interest from Manchester United, according to The Times (Subscription Required) [h/t Manchester Evening News].
The Red Devils are one of several teams eyeing the midfielder. However, the Seagulls are looking for a hefty fee to consider parting ways with the 21-year-old in the upcoming transfer window.
Chelsea are also looking to acquire the Ecuador international’s signature. As for the Old Trafford side, they have been credited as long-term admirers of the East Sussex side’s star.
Caicedo signed for Brighton in the winter window of 2021 from Independiente del Valle. The Ecuador international subsequently spent half of the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Beerschot.
The 21-year-old came back from his loan spell from the Belgian outfit last year in January. Subsequently, the midfielder impressed many with his displays in the English top flight last season.
In the current campaign, Caicedo has gone from strength to strength and continued to perform well. The 21-year-old has made 21 appearances in all competitions for the Seagulls this term, scoring a goal and providing an assist.
At the moment, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are Erik ten Hag’s preferred options in the middle of the park. However, the duo will turn 31 in February.
While the Demark international has been a key player for us, he looks fatigued towards the end of most games. Fred and Scott McTominay are the only two established midfielders who can provide backup.
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We evidently need fresh blood in the engine room. Caicedo is a young and talented player with a lot of potential. However, will the Old Trafford side decide to meet Brighton’s demand? Only time will tell.